Residency status is determined at the time of admission by the college admissions office. Change in residency status is determined by the University Bursar following matriculation (i.e., registration and enrollment for the first semester). Please be aware that it is currently past the deadline to establish New York State (NYS) residential status for tuition purposes for the fall 2015 semester. Applications are now being accepted to determine eligibility for the spring 2016 semester.
There is no resident tuition rate for the endowed colleges of Architecture, Arts & Planning, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Hotel Administration. Resident status for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine is determined through that college. Information is available from the College of Veterinary Medicine's admissions office.
Note: It is important to return all requested documentation. Be sure to block out any confidential information, such as social security numbers. Please send the completed application and all additional information requested to the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801. If you have questions, please contact us.